Quebec City’s Moonlyght was formed in 1995 as a black metal band, but changed later to become a folk rock act. An early demo in 1996 was called Midwinter Melodies. Christian Jacques was on bass. Luc Gaulin was on drums. He would later be in Sorcier Des Glaces with Robitaille. Local imprint Metal Disk issued the band’s debut. The group split up even before the follow-up was released. The band split up following the departure of Sébastien 'Roby' Robitaille from the band in December of 2007 due to the famous “personal reasons.” Nonetheless, the man and band returned in October of 2011 as a studio project. Early bassist Christian Jacques and drummer Gaulin were back. A third album, called Return To Desolation, was due in 2014 after being worked on for two years. It was issued in 2015.
MOONLYGHT - PROGRESSIVE DARKNESS - METAL DISK
Right from the biography the band makes it easy for all to see how confused they are. Here are several quotations: ' Melodic & Progressive Folk/Swedish Metal vein.' Did I mention that the band is from Quebec City? How about, 'their intention was to play black metal?' What about the presence of K&F (Keyboards & Female Vocals), a violinist and Mr. Marc Robert on accordion? The lyric sheet reminds the listener that, 'our time has come to rule again, with the Moonlyght!' Too bad nary a person is left awake by the seventh song to actually laugh.